Bail lowered for Minn. man accused of killing 2 teens

9:36 AM, Dec 18, 2012   |    comments
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LITTLE FALLS, Minn. - A judge has lowered bail for a Little Falls man accused of killing two teenage cousins who broke into his rural home.

The Brainerd Dispatch reports the judge Monday reduced conditional bail for 64-year-old Byron David Smith to $500,000 bond or $50,000 cash. It originally was set at $1 million bond or $100,000 cash.

Conditions of release include Smith surrendering his passport and any firearms and remaining in Minnesota. Smith surrendered his passport in court Monday.

Unconditional bail, set at $2 million bond or $200,000 cash bail, was not changed. Smith was still in jail as of mid-afternoon.

Smith told police he shot and killed 18-year-old Haile Kifer and 17-year-old Nick Brady after they broke into his home on Thanksgiving. He's charged with two counts of second-degree murder.

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